Delbert Martin, 85

Delbert Leroy Martin, Wabash, passed away at 3:34 p.m. on Friday, June 30, 2017, at Parkview Regional Medical Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was 85 years old.

He was born July 23, 1931, in Wabash, to Dalice and Leona (Nayrocker) Martin.  Delbert attended Wabash High School.  He married Margaret L. Williams in 1953.  She died Sept. 5, 1994.

Delbert worked for the Dana Corporation in Marion, for 40 years, retiring January 1994.  He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran, serving during the Korean War.  He was a member of the American Legion Post 15, Wabash.  He was also a member of the Wabash Christian Church and the Missionary Alliance Church.

He is survived by a daughter, Debra Haecker of Wabash; two grandchildren, Joe (Sara) Haecker, Roann, and Mark Haecker of Wabash; great-grandchildren, Whitney, Caleb, Kenzie, Kiptin, & Kedryk; sisters, Barbara (Joe) Bakehorn, Wabash, and Anna (John) Fritz, Peru. 

He is preceded in death by a brother, Marvin Martin, and a baby sister.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 6, 2017 at McDonald Funeral Home, 231 Falls Ave., Wabash, with Pastor Todd Render officiating. Burial will be at Friends Cemetery, Wabash.

Preferred memorials are directed to a scholarship fund for his two little men, Kiptin and Kedryk in care of the funeral home.

Visitation for family and friends will be from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at the funeral home.

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Posted on 2017 Jul 03